News Release
January 17, 2002

DUKE ENERGY COMPLETES SUCCESSFUL 2001 WITH 26-PERCENT ANNUAL ONGOING EPS GROWTH

2001 Highlights

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In a year punctuated by major upheavals in the global energy sector, Duke Energy’s disciplined business strategy enabled the company to achieve record ongoing basic earnings per share (EPS) of $2.64 in 2001, a 26-percent increase over $2.10 ongoing basic EPS in 2000. The company also positioned itself for strong future growth.

The 2001 ongoing results exclude the following non-recurring items:

The 2000 ongoing results exclude the following non-recurring items:

All 2000 numbers are adjusted for the Jan. 26, 2001, two-for-one stock split.

Including those non-recurring items, Duke Energy reported $2.45 in 2001 basic EPS, compared to 2000 reported basic EPS of $2.39.

Revenues for 2001 grew 21 percent to $60 billion, and earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) increased to $4.3 billion in 2001.

Duke Energy Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Richard B. Priory said the company’s strong results in 2001 demonstrate the nimbleness of its balanced energy portfolio strategy and its focus on operational excellence.

"Duke Energy’s balanced and disciplined approach to the market, which produces a strong balance sheet and sustainable earnings growth, ensured our success in 2001 and continues to provide for a bright outlook for 2002 and beyond. Despite all of the turbulence in the industry, it was our best year ever," Priory said.

"In 2001, we invested in regional growth opportunities in both power and natural gas, bolstering our presence in key energy markets and our position as a leading wholesale energy producer and trader," Priory continued. "We are positioned for growth in 2002 at the high-end of our stated guidance for 10 percent to 15 percent annual EPS growth from a 2000 base of $2.10."

The company’s Energy Services businesses, which include North American Wholesale Energy (NAWE), International Energy and Other Energy Services segments, delivered combined EBIT of $1.6 billion for the year, a 127-percent increase over 2000. These results were driven by the aggressive expansion and management of the merchant plant portfolio as well as gains in the marketing and trading of power, natural gas and other commodities.

The year’s gains were led by NAWE [comprised of Duke Energy North America (DENA), which includes Duke Energy Trading & Marketing, and Duke Energy Merchants (DEM)] which more than tripled its EBIT to $1.4 billion in 2001, from $434 million in 2000, including the non-recurring charges of $36 million for the Enron bankruptcy in 2001 and the $110 million charge against receivables related to California energy sales in 2000.

Duke Energy International reported EBIT of $286 million in 2001, essentially flat as compared to 2000 EBIT, not including the $54 million gain on the sale of LNG ships.

The Natural Gas Transmission segment reported EBIT of $608 million for the year, compared with $562 million in 2000, an 8-percent increase. The strong gains in 2001 EBIT are the result of successful acquisitions in 2000, including East Tennessee Natural Gas Company and Market Hub Partners, and market expansion projects.

In September, Duke Energy announced plans to greatly expand its position in the North American natural gas marketplace by acquiring Westcoast Energy (TSE:W; NYSE:WE), which has a significant network of Canadian-based assets, in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately US$8.5 billion, including debt assumed. That acquisition is expected to close in first quarter 2002. In December, Westcoast Energy security holders overwhelmingly approved the transaction. The combination of Westcoast Energy’s strategically placed assets in growing supply regions with Duke Energy’s merchant skills and leadership in the development of new transportation infrastructure will strengthen the company’s ability to connect energy supply and demand in Canada and the United States.

The Field Services business segment, which represents Duke Energy’s majority interest in Duke Energy Field Services (DEFS), reported EBIT of $336 million in 2001, an 8-percent increase over 2000 results. The increase is primarily due to the positive impact from a full year of earnings from the combination with Phillips Petroleum’s gas processing and marketing business, and the acquisition of assets from Conoco in March 2000, in addition to acquisitions in 2001 of Canadian Midstream Services, Ltd., which doubled DEFS’ net natural gas processing capacity in western Canada, and Gas Supply Resources, Inc., a propane distribution company serving New England. These increases, boosted by cost reductions and asset integration, overcame reductions in natural gas liquids (NGL) prices.

The Franchised Electric business segment, comprised of Duke Power and Electric Transmission, reported EBIT of $1.6 billion in 2001, compared to EBIT of $1.8 billion in 2000. The results reflect the effects of milder weather in 2001, the impact of a slowing economy on sales to industrial customers and the refinement of estimating factors used to calculate unbilled kilowatt-hour sales.

The Duke Ventures business segment, comprised of Crescent Resources, DukeNet Communications and Duke Capital Partners, reported EBIT of $183 million for the year, an increase of 14 percent from 2000, excluding the $407 million gain on the sale of DukeNet’s interest in the BellSouth PCS business. The increase is due primarily to increased commercial project sales by Crescent Resources, Inc.

Other Operations in 2001 included a $52 million contribution to the Duke Energy Foundation, an independent, 501(c)3 entity that funds the corporation’s charitable contributions. The 2001 contribution is $40 million over Duke Energy’s normal funding rate.

Duke Energy Reports Fourth Quarter Ongoing EPS of $0.35

For fourth quarter 2001, Duke Energy posted ongoing EPS of $0.35, which excludes the $43 million provision for the Enron bankruptcy and the $36 million adjustment for unbilled revenues at Duke Power. This compares to ongoing EPS of $0.47 in fourth quarter 2000, which excludes a $110 million provision against receivables related to energy sales in California. The decrease is largely due to the effects of much milder weather, substantially reduced NGL prices and the effects of a slower economy for Duke Power.

BUSINESS SEGMENT RESULTS

North American Wholesale Energy
For fourth quarter 2001, the NAWE segment reported ongoing EBIT of $170 million, a 45-percent increase over ongoing EBIT of $117 million in 2000. These results exclude the $36 million NAWE portion of the provision for the Enron bankruptcy in 2001 and the $110 million provision against receivables related to energy sales in California in 2000.

DENA delivered strong fourth-quarter earnings growth due to increased long-term origination activities, active asset portfolio management, enhanced gas and power trading margins, and the addition of new generation facilities. DENA now has approximately 14,800 megawatts of merchant power in operation or under construction compared to approximately 9,000 megawatts in operation or under construction at the end of 2000. DENA has 11 facilities scheduled to begin commercial operation in 2002, totaling 6,600 megawatts.

International Energy
For fourth quarter 2001, the International Energy segment, comprised of the Asia Pacific, Latin America and European regional businesses of Duke Energy International (DEI), delivered EBIT of $68 million, about the same as fourth quarter 2000. DEI’s positive results for the quarter and the year were derived from the efficient performance of its portfolio of diversified assets worldwide with strong operational performance continuing in Latin America. DEI worked closely with the Brazilian government to equitably resolve cost issues associated with power rationing. In Central America, DEI continued to expand its integrated regional business with the acquisition of two power plants in Guatemala with a combined capacity of 168 megawatts.

Other Energy Services
Other Energy Services, the financial reporting unit comprised of Duke/Fluor Daniel (D/FD), Duke Engineering & Services and DukeSolutions, reported an EBIT loss of $4 million for fourth quarter 2001, compared with an EBIT loss of $7 million in fourth quarter 2000. Fourth quarter results were driven by strong performance at Duke/Fluor Daniel, offset by asset impairments and a goodwill charge of $8 million at DukeSolutions.

D/FD continued in 2001 to increase its market share as the largest U.S. contractor for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of fossil fueled generation, with more than 18,000 megawatts under construction. This joint venture between Duke Energy and Fluor Corporation has brought more than 10,000 megawatts into commercial operation over the past two years and is poised to exceed that number in 2002.

Natural Gas Transmission
For the quarter, the Natural Gas Transmission segment reported EBIT of $148 million compared to $144 million in the same period last year. Natural Gas Transmission’s positive results for the quarter were attributed to earnings of Market Hub Partners, a natural gas salt dome storage business acquired in September 2000, and other expansion projects.

Field Services
For the quarter, the Field Services segment, which represents Duke Energy’s majority interest in Duke Energy Field Services, reported EBIT of $54 million, as compared to EBIT of $82 million in the same period last year. The results were due primarily to lower commodity prices, partially offset by the acquisition of Canadian Midstream Services, Ltd. and Gas Supply Resources, Inc., and cost reductions.

Franchised Electric
The Franchised Electric business segment reported EBIT of $203 million for the quarter, as compared to EBIT of $344 million for fourth quarter 2000. Quarterly results were substantially affected by milder weather. Also, results were affected by decreased electric sales to industrial customers and higher maintenance costs for fossil fuel generation.

Duke Ventures
For the quarter, the Duke Ventures business segment reported EBIT of $89 million, as compared to fourth quarter 2000 EBIT of $90 million. The slight decrease was primarily due to decreased residential land sales, which were partially offset by increased commercial development sales.

Duke Energy, a diversified multinational energy company, creates value for customers and shareholders through an integrated network of energy assets and expertise. Duke Energy manages a dynamic portfolio of natural gas and electric supply, delivery and trading businesses -- generating revenues of more than $59 billion in 2001. Duke Energy, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is a Fortune 100 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available on the Internet at: www.duke-energy.com.

Duke Energy Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Robert Brace will discuss the various factors affecting earnings for 2001 and answer analyst questions during a conference call and webcast at 10 a.m. today. The conference call can be accessed via Duke Energy’s Web site, investors' section, or by dialing 800/946-0783 in the United States or 719/457-2658 outside the United States. The confirmation code is 419884. Please call in 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. A replay of the conference call will be available for 30 days by dialing 888/203-1112 with a confirmation code of 419884. The international replay number is 719/457-0820. A replay also will be available on Duke Energy’s Web site by accessing the investors' section of the company’s Web site.

This document includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Although Duke Energy believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its goals will be achieved. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements herein include regulatory developments, the timing and extent of changes in commodity prices for oil, gas, coal, electricity and interest rates, the extent of success in connecting natural gas supplies to gathering and processing systems and in connecting and expanding gas and electric markets, the performance of electric generation, pipeline and gas processing facilities, the timing and success of efforts to develop domestic and international power, pipeline, gathering, processing and other infrastructure projects and conditions of the capital markets and equity markets during the periods covered by the forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: Terry Francisco
thfrancisco@duke-energy.com

Phone: 704/373-6680
24-Hour: 704/382-8333

DECEMBER 2001
QUARTERLY HIGHLIGHTS
(unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

December 31,

December 31,



(In millions,
except where noted)

2001

2000(a)

2001

2000(a)


COMMON STOCK DATA

  Earnings Per Share (before cumulative effect of change in accounting
  principle)

    Basic

$0.29

$0.38

$2.58

$2.39

    Diluted

$0.28

$0.38

$2.56

$2.38

  Earnings Per Share

    Basic

$0.29

$0.38

$2.45

$2.39

    Diluted

$0.28

$0.38

$2.44

$2.38

  Dividends Per Share

$0.275

$0.275

$1.10

$1.10

  Weighted Average Shares Outstanding

    Basic

776

738

767

736

    Diluted

781

745

773

739


INCOME

  Operating Revenues

$10,714

$15,411

$59,503

$49,318





  Earnings Before Interest
  and Taxes (EBIT)

587

762

4,317

4,014

  Interest Expense

195

241

846

911

  Minority Interests (b)

60

133

327

307

  Income Taxes

107

104

1,150

1,020

  Cumulative Effect of
  Change in Accounting
  Principle, Net of Tax

-

-

96

-





  Net Income

225

284

1,898

1,776

  Preferred Stock Dividends
  & Redemption Premiums

2

5

14

19





  Earnings Available for
  Common Stockholders

$223

$279

$1,884

$1,757






CAPITALIZATION

  Common Equity and Minority Interest

47%

46%

  Preferred Stock

1%

1%

  Trust Preferred Securities

5%

5%

  Total Debt

47%

48%


Fixed Charges Coverage, using SEC guidelines

3.7

3.6

Total Debt

$14,965

$13,282

Book Value Per Share

$16.38

$13.60

Actual Shares Outstanding

777

739


CAPITAL AND INVESTMENT EXPENDITURES

Franchised Electric

$365

$204

$1,115

$661

Natural Gas Transmission

224

59

748

973

Field Services

132

108

587

376

North American Wholesale Energy

792

553

3,272

1,937

International Energy

178

51

442

980

Other Energy Services

3

6

13

28

Duke Ventures

218

226

773

643


EBIT BY BUSINESS SEGMENT (c)

  Franchised Electric

$203

$344

$1,631

$1,820

  Natural Gas Transmission

148

144

608

562

  Field Services

54

82

336

311

  North American
  Wholesale Energy

134

7

1,351

434

  International Energy

68

67

286

341

  Other Energy Services

(4)

(7)

(13)

(59)

  Duke Ventures

89

90

183

568

  Other Operations

(144)

(68)

(296)

(194)





Total Segment EBIT

548

659

4,086

3,783

  EBIT Attributable to
  Minority Interests

39

103

231

231





Total EBIT

$587

$762

$4,317

$4,014






(a) Share information reflects the two-for-one stock split effective January 26, 2001.

(b) Includes expense related to preferred securities of subsidiaries of $36 million and $41 million for the three months ended and $161 million and $122 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2001 and 2000, respectively.

(c) Prior year amounts restated to conform to current year corporate cost allocation.


DECEMBER 2001
QUARTERLY HIGHLIGHTS
(unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

December 31,

December 31,



(In millions, except where
noted)

2001

2000(d)

2001

2000(d)


FRANCHISED ELECTRIC

  Operating Revenues

$1,004

$1,238

$4,746

$4,946

  Operating Expenses

818

910

3,185

3,200

  Other Income

17

16

70

74





  EBIT

$203

$344

$1,631

$1,820





  Sales, GWh

17,536

20,912

79,685

84,766


NATURAL GAS TRANSMISSION

  Operating Revenues

$288

$285

$1,105

$1,131

  Operating Expenses

141

142

504

581

  Other Income

1

1

7

12





  EBIT

$148

$144

$608

$562





Throughput, TBtu

416

494

1,637

1,717


FIELD SERVICES

  Operating Revenues

$2,011

$2,912

$9,651

$9,060

  Operating Expenses

1,941

2,785

9,154

8,620

  Other Income

6

1

1

6

  Minority Interest Expense

22

46

162

135





  EBIT

$54

$82

$336

$311





  Natural Gas Gathered and
  Processed/Transported,
  TBtu/day

8.7

8.1

8.6

7.6

  Natural Gas Liquids
  Production, MBbl/d

402.9

384.3

397.2

358.5

  Natural Gas Marketed,
  TBtu/day

1.6

1.5

1.6

0.7

  Average Natural Gas Price
  per MMBtu

$2.45

$5.29

$4.27

$3.89

  Average Natural Gas Liquids   Price per Gallon

$0.31

$0.62

$0.45

$0.53


NORTH AMERICAN WHOLESALE ENERGY

  Operating Revenues

$6,586

$11,053

$43,197

$33,874

  Operating Expenses

6,446

11,005

41,809

33,370

  Other Income

4

11

7

3

  Minority Interest Expense

10

52

44

73





  EBIT

$134

$7

$1,351

$434





  Natural Gas Marketed,
  TBtu/day

12.2

12.3

12.4

11.9

  Electricity Marketed and
  Traded, GWh

135,653

76,740

335,296

275,258

  Proportional MW Capacity in Operation

6,799

5,134

  Proportional MW Capacity Owned (a)

15,569

8,984

  Estimated Proportional Investment in Project Net
  Assets (a) (b)

$6,908

$3,517


INTERNATIONAL ENERGY

  Operating Revenues

$794

$340

$2,090

$1,067

  Operating Expenses

724

275

1,817

745

  Other Income

3

7

36

42

  Minority Interest Expense

5

5

23

23





  EBIT

$68

$67

$286

$341





  Proportional MW Capacity in Operation

4,568

4,226

  Proportional MW Capacity Owned (a)

5,386

4,876

  Proportional Maximum Pipeline Capacity in
  Operation, MMcf/d

255

255

  Proportional Maximum Pipeline Capacity Owned,
  MMcf/d (a)

363

363

  Estimated Proportional Investment in Project Net
  Assets (a) (c)

$3,730

$3,325


OTHER ENERGY SERVICES

  Operating Revenues

$172

$206

$565

$695

  Operating Expenses

176

213

578

754





  EBIT

$(4)

$(7)

$(13)

$(59)






DUKE VENTURES

  Operating Revenues

$196

$188

$589

$797

  Operating Expenses

105

98

404

229

  Minority Interest Expense

2

-

2

-





  EBIT

$89

$90

$183

$568





.

(a) Amount includes projects under construction or under contract as of the period end.

(b) Includes total proportional estimated costs to complete projects under construction or under contract of $1,962 million and $589 million as of December 31, 2001 and 2000, respectively.

(c) Includes total proportional estimated costs to complete projects under construction or under contract of $535 million and $234 million as of December 31, 2001 and 2000, respectively.

(d) Prior year amounts restated to conform to current year corporate cost allocation.